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USFDA accepts Sun Pharma's BLA for tildrakizumab

India, May 24 -- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Biologics License Application (BLA) for tildrakizumab.

"The FDA filing acceptance follows the acceptance of the regulatory filing of tildrakizumab by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in March 2017. Tildrakizumab is an investigational IL-23p19 inhibitor being evaluated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque pso... Read More


120 house maids tortured in Kuwait returns to the island

Sri Lanka, May 24 -- 52 housemaids who were rescued from various tortures in the hands of their Kuwaiti employers returned to the island from the detention centre at Sri Lankan embassy in Kuwait this morning.

Simultaneously, another 68 housemaids are scheduled to arrive in the country from Kuwait this afternoon.

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Hiru News.... Read More


DTC buses new priority as Delhi govt shifts focus from last mile to wider reach

New Delhi, May 24 -- Staring at a public bus system on the verge of a collapse, the Delhi government has decided to put the focus back on streamlining the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operations.

Holding marathon meetings with agencies since Monday, Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot has made it clear that the focus should be on augmenting the city's bus fleet and asked transport officials to begin work on fresh tenders for procurement... Read More


Sonu Nigam is quitting Twitter, rants at length in support of Paresh Rawal, Abhijeet

New Delhi, May 24 -- Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam has sent out a series of 24 tweets building up to his exit from Twitter. He asked the media and his followers to take screenshots of his tweets as the messages will soon disappear when he leaves the website.

Before quitting, he talked about how actor Paresh Rawal and singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya are being criticised on social media for sharing their controversial views on Twitter.

Rawal recently ... Read More


Maharashtra civic polls: 10% voting in Panvel, Bhiwandi in 2 hours

Panvel, May 24 -- Around 10% of voters cast their ballot in the first 2 hours of voting on Wednesday for the first-ever Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections. The Bhiwandi municipal corporation too has recorded 10% voting so far.

The Panvel election is being held for 78 seats in 20 wards.

The PMC was formed on October 1, 2016 and includes areas of erstwhile Panvel Municipal Council i.e. Panvel city and CIDCO nodes along with several near... Read More


Biogen's FAMPYRA Granted MA In EU For Improvement Of Walking In People With MS

India, May 24 -- The European Commission has granted a standard marketing authorization for FAMPYRA or prolonged-release fampridine tablets for walking improvement in people with multiple sclerosis or MS, Biogen (BIIB) announced today. The approval is based on the results of the Phase 3 ENHANCE study, which confirm the clinically meaningful benefits and safety of FAMPYRA over the long term in people with both relapsing and progressive forms of MS... Read More


Melania's hair tuck is a win. Watch the hands again

New Delhi, May 24 -- Melania Trump's swatting hand buzz has not died down, and the US First Lady has done it again. With an excellent hand-eye co-ordination, Melania Trump managed to evade Trump's effort to hold her hand yet again. This too, in full view of the cameras.

Donald Trump and wife Melania landed in Rome and they stood stood at the door of the aircraft to wave at the crowds. Then the President reached out for her hand again, the First ... Read More


Young man hacked to death in Adammana

Sri Lanka, May 24 -- A young person has been hacked to death using a sharp weapon in Pallama-Adammana area

Police has found the victim while left to die on a cross road after committing fatal injuries on him, and has admitted to the Chilaw Hospital.

Hospital sources said that the young man died early morning today while receiving treatments.

The deceased has been identified as a 29 year-old resident in Ambakele in Chilaw.

The suspects who com... Read More


MRK's Keytruda Scores Another FDA Nod, NBIX Disappoints, SBPH Achieves It

India, May 24 -- Today's Daily Dose brings you news about FDA approval of Merck's Keytruda for yet another indication; Neurocrine's disappointing phase II study of Ingrezza in Tourette syndrome; Spring Bank's results from phase 2a segment of its ACHIEVE trial and Syndax' public offering.

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Achaogen Inc.'s (AKAO) lead product candidate Plazomicin, being developed for the treatment of serious bacterial infections due to MDR Enterobacteri... Read More


Wife of Mumbai inspector probing Sheena Bora murder case found dead, son missing

Mumbai, May 24 -- The wife of a police inspector who was part of the team that investigated the Sheena Bora murder case was found stabbed to death at her residence in the Mumbai suburb of Santacruz (east) late on Tuesday night. The couple's 21-year-old son is missing.

Dipali Ganore, 42, was found in a pool of blood - she had been stabbed in the neck - by her husband, inspector Dnyeshwar Ganore, when he returned home from work.

Police officials ... Read More